Oblivion talk:Gaston Surilie

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Switching Hoods[edit]

You don't need to assault him in order for him to switch hoods. I reverse-pickpocketed an enchanted mages hood while he slept, then returned later in the day to find him wearing it while working in the fields. I believe all you have to do is make sure you give the hood a name that begins with the letter A. I believe NPCs are scripted to put on the first article of clothing listed in their inventory (which is sorted alphabetically). The hood is flagged as stolen, which can be removed by enchanting or fencing it (Inn of Ill Omen if you aren't in the Thieves Guild). — Unsigned comment by RumblePen (talkcontribs) at 01:23 on 1 July 2007‎

All you need is a regular Mage Hood, it doesn't need to be enchanted or anything. — Unsigned comment by ‎ (talk) at 08:43 on 24 April 2008

Black hood[edit]

is it possible to loot the hood from his corpse?— Unsigned comment by (talk) at 23:59 on 13 January 2010

Of course you can. The only items that you can't loot from corpses are those marked as "unplyable" or "unlootable" or both ;) --S'drassa T2M 00:02, 14 January 2010 (UTC)
It's hilarious that Gaston is of interest primarily because he has an interesting but ultimately unimportant hat that can be stolen. :) AThousandYoung 22:42, 21 February 2011 (UTC)
The Precious Black Hood is a coveted item amongst Collectors such as myself. It need not be stolen; a clone's corpse can be just as useful as the real thing. Then, I suppose you could Duplicate that hood (I Wouldn't), then give him an enchanted version, then steal the real thing, if it needs to be "authentic". This could allow him to maintain his look while improving a player's. I've always prefered getting items without resorting to crime. I also prefer getting the Hood from Shady Sam, as he is in a more controlable environment. -Neural Tempest 04:41, 21 April 2011 (UTC)

Always has some mighty fine wine.[edit]

Has anyone noticed that some people, when talking to other NPCs about Gaston, will say this:

"I don't know much about Gaston, but I've helped him drink his wine. He always has some mighty fine wine."

This is a clear play on the 3 Dog Night song "Joy to the World." Is it noted anywhere? — Unsigned comment by (talk) at 03:21 on 21 April 2011 (UTC)

I don't really see the connection, even though Wikipedia does (unsourced there though). I don't see how this is notable, and it is easier to consider it to be a coincidence than to be a reference. I can't find it mentioned anywhere here as well. --AKB Talk Cont Mail 03:21, 21 April 2011 (UTC)
Fair enough. It doesn't seem like a coincidence to me - but that might be because I grew up listening to the song. It's been years since I've heard anyone say it until it jumped out at me in the game. — Unsigned comment by (talk) at 03:21 on 21 April 2011 (UTC)
Actually, to be fair I think this one might actually be a reference. You can find the song's lyrics here. The first verse is:
Jeremiah was a bullfrog
Was a good friend of mine
I never understood a single word he said
But I helped him a-drink his wine
And he always had some mighty fine wine
rpeh •TCE 08:26, 21 April 2011 (UTC)

White Stallion Lodge[edit]

I have completed the quest the "Mazoga the orc" quest so I use the lodge as a storage house. One time I was going there to dump some of my stuff when I saw Gaston Surilie sitting outside at the table. I waited a while until he stood up and started walking up the road towards Bravil (I presumed he was going back to Skingrad.) Therefore, since he doesn't hold any weapons, he's most likely been killed on his way home (Davide will never know what happened to his brother :P)

Has this happened to anyone else? Or does anyone know why he was there? — Unsigned comment by (talk) at 19:49 on 8 May 2011‎